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Kendall Jenner takes on Stephanie Seymour's supermodel snobbery

Published 17/06/2016

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner: 'Gigi and I are the supermodels of today'

Kendall Jenner is standing up for herself after veteran fashionista Stephanie Seymour took aim at the young beauty in a Vanity Fair interview.

The 47-year-old icon suggested the likes of Kendall and Gigi Hadid represent something totally different than what is defined by the word 'supermodel' in the magazine piece, reminding the writer she and fellow runway legends Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington coined the term during their heyday in the 1980s and 1990s.

“They are completely different than we were,” Seymour said. “Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. (Kendall and Gigi) are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title.”

“B**ches of the moment!” Seymour suggested with a laugh. “That would be a good title for them.”

But Jenner, who is currently enjoying a successful runway and editorial career, doesn't think Seymour's suggestion is funny in the slightest.

Clearly unamused, the 20-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to her website on Thursday (16Jun16) to defend herself against Seymour and others who refuse to acknowledge her credibility as a model due to her reality television stardom and huge social media following.

"If you choose to be a cyberbully, I'm going to stick up for myself," Jenner wrote. "No one is trying to steal Stephanie Seymour's thing, or trying to be her. I guarantee you that she didn't imagine someone so publicly shaming her daughter when she made those comments about us being 'b**ches of the moment.'"

She concluded: "If people want to call Gigi and I supermodels now, it doesn't take anything away from supermodels of the past. Obviously, I have so much respect for those women, but right now, we're the models of this time."

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